For this week’s second assignment, you will write a one page essay
about the relationship between community relations programs and minority
communities. Be sure to address all prompts and cite your sources in
APA format. This is worth 50 points, so be thorough and give your best
Some experts assert that relationships between minority
groups and the police are strained. This can be seen in cases that have
to deal with minorities being profiled by police agencies. For example,
if African American drivers are stopped for questioning by police at a
higher frequency than other ethnic groups, a bogus charge of “Driving
While Black” (DWB) is said to be in effect. Such practices have helped
to fuel the distrust between minority groups and the police.
Please answer the following question:
- Why did early police community relations programs focus on minority communities?